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Goes Together Like Beer and Politics

Beer Politics Chart

Turns out, if you drink Miller High Life, you really are just an average American.

According to a chart put together by Tracey Robinson of the National Journal, which compares beer preferences to political party preferences and voter turnout, Democrats prefer Corona, though they don’t turn out at the polls. Republicans on the other hand prefer Samuel Adams, and are more likely to turn out when it comes time to vote.

Shiner Bock and Lone Star, both out of Texas, skew unsurprisingly Republican, while Heineken, Miller Genuine Draft and Budweiser drinkers skew Democrat.

If you’d take a microbrew over any of the mass market beers, you’re more likely to be a Democrat, though you are also more likely than most to turn out at the polls. The highest voting turnout honors goes to Sierra Nevada.

While you shouldn’t take this type of data as fact on face value alone, it is interesting to see what the trends look like when you take a step back and look at the big picture.

[What Your Beer Says About Your Politics]

Oktoberfest Milkshake From Red Robin

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest Milkshake

Red Robin is going all out for Oktoberfest this year, serving up a German themed menu that includes Warm Pretzel Bites (pretzels served with Markts beer cheese dip & tangy beer mustard), an Oktoberfest Burger (fire-grilled beef and black forest ham on a toasted pretzel bun, with beer mustard sauteed onions, beer mustard, and melted swiss cheese) and best of all, a Samuel Adams Octoberfest beer milkshake (a blend of soft serve, Samuel Adams Octoberfest draft, vanilla and gooey caramel).

According to Donna Ruch, master mixologist with Red Robin,

Nothing says Oktoberfest better than a beer, so I incorporated the fun spirit of Red Robin into this innovative milkshake. Now, our guests don’t have to choose between a beer or a shake to go with their burger. They can have the very best of both in our new Octoberfest Milkshake.

If you’re looking to get your hands on these tasty treats, then you better hurry, because these Oktoberfest themed items will only be available until November 11th.

Red Robin Gets Hopped-Up for Oktoberfest with New Beer Milkshake

American Microbrewery Tour

Dogfish Head Factory

Forbes.com has assembled a list of the ‘Ten Top American Microbreweries Worth A Visit’, and I’d say it’s a pretty good start for anyone looking to create a beer-related bucket list.

The list is as follows:

  • Samuel Adams, Boston
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, Deleware
  • Brooklyn Brewery, New York City
  • Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, California
  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon
  • Rogue Ales Brewery, Newport, Oregon
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Road Dog’s Brewery Tour, Seattle
  • Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, Maine
  • Live Oak Brewing Company, Austin, Texas

If you’re interested in visiting any of these breweries, the article gives a good description of what makes each one unique and why it’s worth a visit, so I recommend you take a look.

[Forbes – Ten Top American Microbreweries Worth A Visit]

SAVOR Flowers Video

Another group dipping their toe into the waters of beer video production is the Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com, which just debuted this look into The Making of SAVOR Flowers, a beer from the creative minds of Jim Koch (Samuel Adams) and Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head).

Savor Flowers

The beer itself was brewed using rose water distilled at Dogfish Head, experimental hops, jasmine, hibiscus, lavender and honey. It was then aged in tanks with a special tincture that was made in Barrel One, the barrel that helped start the extreme brewing movement when it was used in the first aging of Sam Adams Tripple Bock.

According to Jim: “Sam and I had a great time gathering these ingredients, and I am excited to collaborate with such an innovative brewer on this beer for SAVOR. Sam’s originality and imagination are endless—he came up with the creative idea of distilling rosewater for this brew. We share the same intense passion for pushing the conventional definition of what beer can be and we put that same passion into our beers.”

And according to Sam: “Jim is the godfather of craft beer, and he’s got unbelievable ideas about what beer can be, along with the knowledge and palate to make those crazy beer dreams come true. I am with him on his philosophy and thrilled to be working together on this groundbreaking brew. We share a commitment to elevating beer to its proper infinite height, as both a beverage and a pairing for food.”

Check out the video here:

[Via: Beervana]